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Facility Condition Index

2020 -2021

The Facility Condition Index (FCI) rating is a measurement of the condition of a school building. It does not reflect on the safety of the building.

The health and safety of students, staff and community members are our top priority when planning school repairs. Our Facility Services staff works year-round to ensure our schools are safe regardless of their FCI rating.

Almost half of TDSB school buildings were built more than 60 years ago. Older schools often have a higher FCI rating as some building components such as walls, lights, floors and ventilation systems may require major repairs or replacement.


F.C.I.
54.15 %

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Learn more about the Renewal Needs Backlog and the Facility Condition Index, both of which include related Frequently Asked Questions.

Renewal Needs Backlog

The Toronto District School Board’s Renewal Needs Backlog (RNB) list identifies approximately 20,400 different repairs needed in our schools. The total value of those repairs was $3.7 billion as of May 2021.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the TDSB  received $312 million in provincial funding. These funds will be used to replace/repair building components identified during the Ministry’s school inspections, helping reduce the FCI of school buildings.

It is important to understand that these repairs do not represent a health or safety concern. Safety is a top priority for us at the TDSB and our maintenance plans are always focused on providing safe places for our students and staff. In order to do that, we fix the most critical problems related to health and safety first. Also, while components in a school building may be past their life expectancy (e.g. water boiler), they are in good condition and meet all required safety codes.

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Urgent Building systems that are in critical condition and have surpassed their useful service life. These systems are very important to the operation of the building (e.g. boilers, other heat generating systems, fire alarm, sprinkler system, standpipe system, public address system, roofing, etc.). Although there is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems, it is recommended to do it as soon as funding becomes available.
High Building systems that are in critical or poor condition and their importance to the operation of the building is less than those classified as “urgent” (e.g. brick work, exterior doors, exterior windows, rooftop units, etc.). There is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems; however, repair/replacement is recommended as soon as funding becomes available.
Medium Building systems that are in fair condition with low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. floor finishes, washroom partitions, millwork, etc.).
Low Building systems that are in fair or good condition with very low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. wall partitions, interior wall finishes, interior doors, fences, etc.).
Brief DescriptionPriority
Auxiliary Equipment - Expansion Tank RenewalUrgent
Air Handling Units - Supply Fan RenewalHigh
B201011 Exterior Walls - Joint Sealant RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C302004 Floor Finishes - Vinyl Tile RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended acoustic tiles RenewalHigh
Controls & Instrumentation - BAS RenewalHigh
Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
Distribution Systems - Exhaust Systems - Axial RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DWH RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - Piping System RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors - Exterior hollow metal doors RenewalHigh
Fittings - Millwork - Cabinetry RenewalHigh
Floor Finishes - Carpet RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Asphalt RenewalHigh
G204001 Fencing and Gates - Chain Link Fence RenewalHigh
G204071 Playing Fields - Unpaved RenewalHigh
G204072 Playing Fields - Asphalt RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting - High Pressure Sodium RenewalHigh
Main Switchboards - Main Switchgear RenewalHigh
Perimeter Heating - Terminal Units RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
Signage - Wall Mounted RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalMedium
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalMedium
C103001 Fittings - Washroom Partitions - Water Closet RenewalMedium
C103002 Fittings - Washroom Accessories RenewalMedium
Floor Finishes - Hardwood in the gymnasium RenewalMedium
Interior Doors - Interior hollow metal doors RenewalMedium
Pedestrian Paving - Walkway - Concrete RenewalMedium
Playing Fields - Henderson Playscape - Unpaved RenewalLow
Signage - Boulevard signage RenewalLow

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